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Thursday 23 April 2015 Thursday 23 April 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Clashes continue between IS and YPG in Tal Tamir countryside al-Hasakah province: Clashes took place between YPG backed by the Assyrian military council and al-Khabour... Read more

Wednesday 22 April 2015 Wednesday 22 April 2015

ANF:PACE to support reconstruction of Kobanê The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has called on member countries to support the reconstruction of Kobanê. The PACE has included... Read more

Tuesday 21 April 2015 Tuesday 21 April 2015

Reuters: U.N. Security Council demands aid access for Syria’s Yarmouk camp  UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded all parties to the Syrian civil war allow humanitarian... Read more

Monday 20 April 2015 Monday 20 April 2015

ANF: YPG: 3 more villages liberated: YPG Press Centre said in a written statement that the Kobanê resistance against the occupation attempt of ISIS gangs continued on the 217th day. The statement said... Read more

Sunday 19 April 2015 Sunday 19 April 2015

ROJAVA, Kobanê, Apr 19, 2015 – The resistance to the occupation attempts of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists around the city of Kobanê continues on the 216th day. Last night, April 18, our forces of the People’s... Read more

Saturday 18 April 2015 Saturday 18 April 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The helicopters drop 10 barrel bombs on the south of Damascus, and clashes break out in the Eastern Ghouta Damascus Province: The helicopters dropped 10 barrel bombs... Read more

Friday 17 April 2015 Friday 17 April 2015

ANF: YPG: Three villages and a hill liberated YPG Press Center announced in a written statement that the Kobanê resistance against the occupation attempt of ISIS gangs continued on the 214th day. Three... Read more

Thursday 16 April 2015 Thursday 16 April 2015

ANF: Pain and happiness side by side in Kobanê While the cleansing operations of the YPG/YPJ forces against the ISIS gangs continue in Kobanê canton, in the city itself life is returning to normal amongst... Read more

Wednesday 15 April 2015 Wednesday 15 April 2015

The Democratic Union Party’s Response to UK Government Report 2015 In March 2015, the UK Government published a report in response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (titled: UK Government... Read more

Tuesday 14 April 2015 Tuesday 14 April 2015

ANF: Rojava General Coordination condemns Diyadin attack The General Coordination of Rojava Cantons has issued a statement condemning the attack of the Turkish army in Diyadin district of A?r? province... Read more

Monday 13 April 2015 Monday 13 April 2015

ANF: Kobanê victory splits ISIS Following the defeat suffered by the ISIS gangs in Kobanê, the organisation feared throughout the Middle East has now split into several parts. The YPG/YPJ forces... Read more

Sunday 12 April 2015 Sunday 12 April 2015

ANF: YPG, backed by rebel battalions, takes control over the French cement plant of Lafarj and 3 new villages Reliable sources informed SOHR that YPG, backed by rebel battalions, could take control over... Read more

A statement regarding the second Moscow meeting A statement regarding the second Moscow meeting

In order to follow up the first Moscow Meeting, representatives of the Self Rule Administration and the PYD were invited to join the second consultation meeting in Moscow from April 6 until April the 9th... Read more

Saturday 11 April 2015 Saturday 11 April 2015

ANF: 27 ISIS corpses seized in Til Temir  ISIS gangs routed by YPG forces in villages around Til Temir abandoned dozens of dead bodies as they fled. A total of 27 corpses were found by the YPG forces. The... Read more

Friday 10 April 2015 Friday 10 April 2015

ANF: YPG: 36 gang members killed in Kobanê and Cizîrê YPG Press Centre said that heavy clashes on the western boundaries of the Cizîrê Canton continued since the ISIS attacks on 23 February 36 members... Read more

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Support Kurds: What you can do

Free Silhan Ozcelik Free Silhan Ozcelik

Güney Yildiz @guneyyildiz Court refused bail request for Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik. And the case adjourned until September … History: Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth... Read more

Free Shilan Ozcelik Free Shilan Ozcelik

Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth Assembly, Kurdish People’s Assembly, CAMPACC, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), MAFDAD (Kurdish Lawyers... Read more

Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor

In memory of: Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – by his sister Georgianna Scurfield:   https://www.justgiving.com/KostasOliveTree Story: Kosta died fighting for every human being’s right... Read more

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation... Read more

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Wednesday 11 March 2015

ANF: 2,700 people returned to Kobanê today It has been reported that 2700 people from Kobanê have returned to their hometown today after crossing from the Mür?itp?nar border gate. Thousands of people... Read more

You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament

PYD co-president Muslim to speak at UK Parliament A public forum entitled ‘Kurdish progress – Kurds in Syria: From denial toward self-ruled governance model’ will take place in the UK... Read more

How to send money to rebuild Kobane How to send money to rebuild Kobane

Kurdish Red Crescent:This is the Kobanê Reconstructing Board Bank Account: Kobane Reconstruction Board IBAN: DE96 1005 0000 0190 3910 90 BIC: BELADEBEXXX Let’s work toward a “New Kobanê”!... Read more

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise... Read more

Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid

Firat News: Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid To the Press and Public: Establishing Kobane Reconstruction Board Kobane Canton has been an under severe blockade for nearly two years, and... Read more

ISIS – what can we do? ISIS – what can we do?

ISIS fills a vacuum for some people who are looking for a leader, and something to believe in, maybe those who do not feel they belong, and they get swept away with the ‘born again’ kind of... Read more

How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava

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Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015 Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015

I came away from this Conference with hope that we can join together with others who will support: the people of Kobani who face the massive task of rebuilding the fabric of their town and their lives,... Read more

Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting... Read more

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Reports

Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Posted October 4, 2014 Update: The White House on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria.”  The operative word here is “intentionally” – please... [Read more of this review]

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014 FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014

Syria – Country of Concern: published 12 March 2015. [This section covers human rights relating to Syria only. For human rights concerns relating to ISIL, see “Case Study: ISIL” on page 55.] The conflict in Syria worsened in 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 76,000 were killed, taking the overall total since the... [Read more of this review]

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

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